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Live auction - brm_665669 - ANTESTIA Denier

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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 120 €
Maximum bid : 130 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:30:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise avec reflets bleutés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Vinchon du 17 décembre 1996, lot n° 151/3 et de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, casquée ; sous le menton, X ; derrière un chien placé verticalement.


Reverse legend : C. (ANTE)STI// ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (les Gémeaux) à cheval, galopant à droite ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, coiffés d’un bonnet surmonté d’une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de douze coins de droit et de vingt-trois coins de revers. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que celui avec le chien au revers.

Historical background


(146 BC) Caius Antestius

In 146 BC Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus and Lucius are Memmius consuls. This year sees the end of the siege of Carthage and the destruction of the great African metropolis while its population was massacred or enslaved. The province of Africa is established. A conflict between the Romans to members of the Achaean confederacy. Diaeus is defeated by the consul Lucius Memmius Corinth who seizes and destroys the city. This year also marks the end of the insurgency in Macedonia and the elimination of Andriscus who claimed the son of Perseus. Macedonia is also reduced by province and definitively lost its autonomy.

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